Collection: Máscaras

These masks are part of dances and represent characters that play different roles within the history of the conquest in Guatemala.
For a long time these performances were the only "hidden" form of communication that the natives could have. 
 
These masks are inspired in Guatemalan folk art and the dances are still performed in the present.
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  • Mujer Rosa Masks
    Created in Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan. They date circa 1950. Probably made of avocado tree wood. She represents a Spanish woman, with pink skin tone. The detail of her cheeks and eyelashes is unique.
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  • Lobo Masks
    Created in Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan. Animals play an important role in dances as well. The native dogs were called coyetes, however due to their characteristics and colors, it is most likely that these masks represent dogs brought by the Spanish.
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  • Man with Mustache Mask
    Created in Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan. It dates circa 1950. Probably made of avocado tree wood. The Spaniards who conquered this region used to be represented at first as demons in the performances. With time, these demons were
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  • Esclavo Mask
    Original from Nahuala, the masks with neutral color palette used to represent slaves. It dates circa 1940. The type of wood is unknown.
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  • Pizote Mask
    Original from Nahuala, the coatis is a native animal of this region. They feed on fruits, roots and insects. It dates circa 1940.
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